There was a moment that you knew.
You knew this thing had your name on it.
You knew it was yours.
You didn’t know details, or hows, or whys, but you knew what you knew!
This was what you wanted.
Yet you waited a while, didn’t you?
But I think you waited because you couldn’t believe this one was meant for you.
Not just why it landed in your lap, but also why others didn’t fight you over it.
They barely showed interest in it.
Maybe they mocked it, but that was focused at you. Maybe they were jealous of the attention you would be giving this thing, and that’s why they gave you a hard time over it.
But it is not because they envied you for having it.
Or for discovering it.
Or an area of expertise that already bore the contours of the professional work you’d be known for, in this lifetime.
And if that was you, I see two options;
Either you stuck with your vision, followed the path, and are now rocking whatever it was you were shown.
Or, like me, you made too many mistakes, and you lost the dream.
Like I did with my vision to become a yoga practitioner and then later a yoga teacher.
In hindsight, I really did not make that many mistakes.
I did not understand what I was shown.
And to make matters worse? Even now, I would not be able to tell you what it is, I was shown.
But I do know one thing though;
It wasn’t “yoga”.
Just like you, if you had that experience of seeing that one thing with your name on it;
That experience of that thing landing in your lap and you seeing your future;
Just like you, were not shown that thing either.
You were not shown;
Your area of expertise.
Not the way you parent, the way you govern, the way you do business, the way you create;
Not the way you love, not the way you move, not the way you ARE.
You were not shown a way at all.
You were shown a VISION.
When you, and I, thought we were shown A WAY.
I thought my way was yoga, so I started practicing yoga and took classes, yoga teacher trainings and started teaching. And the further along down the path I went, the further I moved away from my vision.
So hail to you, if you are rocking whatever it is you were shown.
You did not lose your dream along the way, not by luck, but because you stuck with the vision.
Not the way.
Not the HOW.
You were not swayed by what others said were the right ways and the proper hows, to go with your vision.
And we, the ones that failed, did.
We were never shown a how, nor a path;
We were shown a vision.
You can’t follow a ten step formula, not a four year education, not a parenting course, not the protocol of how things are done in whatever industry or area of life you think your vision belongs.
That’s not how you bring a vision to life.
That’s how you kill it.
So go back.
Go back to when you knew.
Go back to the beginning of the beginning when that thing landed in your lap and you looked around if no one else came to claim this beautiful, meaningful, exciting thing… if it was really meant for you.
And pick it up from there.
Because do you know why no one fought you over it?
Why no one bothered to go after what you would have given anything in the world for?
Because they saw something else entirely. They saw only the worldly, material, recognizable aspects of it.
It is not just that others cannot see, what you have always understood was yours;
But also that they aren’t meant to.
It was your vision.
Let it be reborn today.
And commit not to the recognizable worldly aspects, but to its wholeness.
become the Rock Star you were born to be
Let YOUR work be reborn. The Rock Star way. | 2022 12 25 Christmas
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